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Bys Family History

Bys Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Bos, Bye, Bas, Byl, Byas, Buys, Rys, Nys, Boys, Byk

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Where is the Bys family from?

You can see how Bys families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bys family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Bys families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 9 Bys families living in Hampshire. This was about 28% of all the recorded Bys's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Bys families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bys surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bys ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Winder were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bys. 40% of Bys men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Bys women worked as a Winder. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bys were Paper Maker and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Laborer
    40%
  • Paper Maker
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Winder
    45%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Housework
    23%
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Census Records

There are 844 census records available for the last name Bys. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bys census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 207 immigration records available for the last name Bys. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 617 military records available for the last name Bys. For the veterans among your Bys ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bys lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bys in 1952 was 50, and 86 in 2004.

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